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Apple and Google Declare War – Here's the Secret Winner

Resident tech guru Michael Robinson and I are both big science-fiction fans. Michael likes traditional sci-fi stories, like those of Robert Heinlein and Isaac Asimov. My sci-fi interests are more focused on “Golden Age” radio dramas, “pre-code” comics, and old movies and TV shows… like The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits.

And when Associate Editor Cris Skokna joined our team a few months back, Michael and I were so pleased to discover that he was a sci-fi guy as well that I jokingly dubbed the three of us as “The Trilogy.”

And the other day, Cris told me a story that I absolutely had to share with you…

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  • Dividend Stocks: These 25 Companies Just Increased Their Payouts payout

    Dividend stocks update: For The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) shareholders, it was the happiest place on earth last week when the 90-year-old company announced its 58th consecutive dividend payment increase.

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  • Dividend Stocks: 25 Companies That Just Increased Their Payouts payout

    It's been a good year to own stocks, with markets hitting record highs. But investors holding dividend stocks have profited the most.

    Even better, if the market pulls back from those record highs, dividend stocks typically perform better during a correction than non-dividend paying stocks.

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  • These 25 Dividend Stocks Just Boosted Their Payouts payout

    More and more companies today seek to attract investors by offering dividend payouts - and yield-hungry investors love their dividend stocks.

    The Wall Street Journal noted on Nov. 18 that 51 of the top 100 Nasdaq stocks currently pay dividends. That's in stark contrast to December 1999, when a mere nine of the top 100 Nasdaq companies paid dividends.

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  • These Dividend-Paying Stocks Just Hiked Their Payouts Pocket money-001

    The top dividend-paying stocks offer more than high yield. They also steadily raise their dividends.

    Companies that continue to grow dividends are the "best compounders," Don Kilbride, portfolio manager of the Vanguard Dividend Growth Fund, told Barron's.

    With that in mind, check out the following list of high-yield dividend stocks that increased their payouts so far in November.

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  • Dividend Stocks That Raised Payouts in October 2013 Dollars.

    With so many factors triggering market uncertainty, like the timing of the Fed taper and a lackluster earnings season, investors continue to love their dividend stocks - especially with so many raising payouts in October.

    It's an interesting time for dividend seekers. According to Fidelity Investments, corporate cash balances sit at some $1.8 trillion - the highest in history. Yet, payout ratios are still at 50-year lows. That suggests there's plenty of room for dividends to rise.

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  • 26 Dividend-Paying Stocks That Just Hiked Their Payout Cute young surprised boy Today it's a government shutdown, tomorrow it could be the threat of a U.S. default on its debt or another crisis in the Middle East. For whatever reason, lately we seem to be plagued by market-rocking events. But there is one type of stock that offers ideal protection against these events, and we've found more than two dozen that just got several notches better... Read more...
  • How to Find the Best Tech Dividend Stocks symbol Turmoil in the markets makes investors nervous, and unfortunately it looks like we're going to be getting more of it in the months ahead. The best investments for times like these are the ones that can weather the bad times and deliver profits regardless. These tech dividend stocks happen to fit the bill perfectly.. To continue reading, please click here...
  • 5 Dividend Stocks to Buy Now Young man is hungry The strong stock market this year has made many popular dividend-paying stocks expensive - but that such stocks are vital to your portfolio hasn't changed. The key now is to find those that also give you capital appreciation -- and we have five right here... Read more...
  • These Dividend-Paying Stocks Deliver Yield and Growth number two

    When you think of growth profit plays you do not ordinarily think they could also make for solid dividend-paying stocks as well.

    Growth stocks are high-flying market darlings with some exciting new product or service that is driving spectacular earnings growth.

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  • Why Not All Stocks That Pay High Dividends Are the Best "Buys" If you/re looking for stocks that pay high dividends, great – but you can't just look at yield percentage and be ready to go. Here's what to do. Read More... Read More...
  • Sure Feels Good to Be Investing in Dividend Stocks Investing in dividend stocks in 2013 has paid off, especially if you owned any of these stocks that hiked payouts in Q2…Read More... Read More...
  • "Secret" Double-Digit Income Stocks There's a unique class of dividend paying companies that kick off big dividends but aren't going to sell their investors down the river. And Wall Street doesn't talk about them because they're a bit more complicated than your average income stock because their dividend yields fluctuate. And in some cases, you can get a very good deal in spite of the complexities involved.

    Here's a few we've found...

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  • Dividend Stocks 2013: See if Your Favorite Just Raised Its Payout Roll of bills

    An insatiable hunt for yield amid five-plus years of near-zero interest rates has sent scores of investors to dividend stocks.

    The shift has led many companies to place a greater importance on dividends. Dividends are now a larger portion of companies' total payouts, ahead of share buybacks, than in past market rallies.

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  • Four of the Best Tech Dividend Stocks to Invest In Right Now Magnifying glass focused on the $ button

    From the mid-1980s through 2000, stocks like Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) and Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO) were growth powerhouses.

    In fact, if you had invested $10,000 in Microsoft in 1986 and the same amount in Cisco in 1990, you could have turned your $20,000 into about $8 million today.

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  • Dividend Stocks 2013: Why 81% of S&P 500 Companies Want to Pay You Dollars in hand

    More and more S&P 500 companies are turning into dividend stocks, as yield-producing investments are becoming the hottest attraction in 2013.

    Collective dividends per share for Standard & Poor's 500 companies increased roughly 16% year-over-year in 2012. Meanwhile, the number of companies paying a dividend over that period reached a new 13-year high of 405, or roughly 81% of the S&P 500, data from Factset shows.

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